Pear Ridge, TX


By: Robert Wooster

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995


Pear Ridge is on State Highway 73, between the Kansas City Southern Railway and U.S. Highway 69/96/287, north of Port Arthur in eastern Jefferson County. The locale was the site of Arthur Stilwell's Port Arthur Experimental Farm. In 1913 the Griffing Brothers Company laid out the Pear Ridge subdivision on the Beaumont-Port Arthur interurban line as a residential community. Pear Ridge voters decided by a 68–4 margin to incorporate their city in 1935. The population grew steadily from 1,198 in 1940 to 3,470 in 1960. By 1980 it was 3,790. By 1986 Pear Ridge had been consolidated with Port Arthur.

Beaumont Enterprise, November 9, 1980.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert Wooster, “Pear Ridge, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/pear-ridge-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

Place
Pear Ridge
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1364937
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Jefferson County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.92021440°
  • Longitude: -93.93794900°